NKHATA BAY (Malawi NewsNow) —A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to four years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) for touching a teacher’s breasts without her consent.
Nkhata Bay First Grade Magistrate’s Court found Willing Banda of Japi Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mkumbira in Nkhata Bay guilty for of indecent assault which is contrary to Section 137 of the Penal Code.
He was arrested for fondling breasts of a teacher at Nkhata Bay Community Day Secondary School, according to Nkhata Bay Police spokesperson Ignatius Esau.
Banda appeared before court on Wednesday where he pleaded not guilty but prosecution proved their case beyond reasonable doubt with three witnesses who testified against him.
Asked if he had any cause to show why the court should not convict him, Banda pleaded for leniency.
“I pray the court to pardon me for what I have done. I have no wife and I look after a number of orphan. I am begging for your pardon sir,” Banda pleaded.
In his sentencing, the Magistrate Mr Billy Ngosi said the accused could not convince the court on why he should not be punished handed him a four-year jail term.